Nepal : sublime surrounds simple life
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Report on trip to Nepal, environmental conservation, and human development, 1998. A trek in the Himalayas proves a stimulating mix of the sublime majesty of nature and the simple life of the Nepalis. They eke out a living, terracing steep slopes with manual labor. They seem backward; there is personal integrity in their weathered faces. Everest is an icon of this dialectic of majesty and poverty.